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David Mariscal

Research Analyst


David is a rising urban planner focusing on just economic development. He supports projects focused on water, air quality, and public lands.

He recently interned with the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles District Council, where he assisted in preparing a report and community presentation on the revitalization of the North Broadway Corridor in Lincoln Heights. He also has experience working as a research specialist in strategic community engagement, political coalition building, environmental remediation policy and developing social media campaigns. 

David earned his bachelor’s in urban environmental policy from Occidental College, where he concentrated in researching potential remediation solutions for contaminated properties in disadvantaged urban communities in Los Angeles. He also co-authored an academic study analyzing the impacts of increasing the minimum wage in the City of Pasadena.

David is currently pursuing his master’s in urban planning with a concentration in economic development from the USC Price School of Public Policy. He is an avid guitar player and an enthusiastic camper.